Macy Palmer

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When Your Disability Involves Your Brain

I have a soft, mushy spot in my heart for dogs, military vets and and people with mental illnesses and brain injuries. So, when I went to the AOL …

NHS to shut many residential hospitals for people with learning disabilities

The NHS is to shut many of the 58 hospital units in England where people with learning disabilities are still being sent to live despite ministers’ demands that the practice should end in the wake of the Winterbourne View abuse scandal.<p>Health chiefs intend also to force closure or reform of up to …

Radiation Therapy

Public Works: Maps for the Blind

A San Francisco group is creating tactile and audio maps of transit stations. What measures has the TTC taken to accommodate the visually</i> …

Five Ways to Be an Ally to People with Disabilities

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of people with disabilities in Jewish communities …

Autism

Four Things I've Learned Raising a Child with Autism

<i>This is a post by Jodi Singer, a Marketing & Sales Director for a professional services firm. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband</i> …

How to work with someone with autism

The new guy in the office is loud and aggressive, can’t read social cues, won’t wait his turn in meetings, and talks obsessively about the same …

A Canadian Movie Theater Plans To Offer Special Screenings For People With Autism

With the increasing attraction of watching movies at home constantly threatening to cut into their bottom line, theaters are, or at least should be, looking for novel ways to keep the movie-going experience relevant. One Canadian chain is taking an interesting approach:<p>Cineplex Entertainment is …

Language and autism: what every social care professional should know

I have come into contact with many social care professionals over the years – having assessments for autism, sitting in on a family member’s assessment, and working with them in a professional sense. Over this time I have had many positive experiences, but when it comes to the language used around …

Autism

What vaxxers and anti-vaxxers are missing: Autism isn’t the worst thing to happen to a child

Here are some typical arguments put forward by parents who choose not to vaccinate their otherwise healthy child (by “healthy” I mean they’re not asking for an exemption because the child is immunocompromised or otherwise couldn’t medically tolerate vaccinations).<p>For this example, I will pull …

What’s Up With That: Can Doctors Diagnose Autism With Video Footage?

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 4:35 pm. 4:35 pm<p>If you’re even a casual browser of the …

It’s Time to Stop Using The Word “Retard”

<b>From Special Ed to starter in the National Football League, I’m 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, and learning disabled — and I dare you to call me retarded.</b><p><b>By</b> …

Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed

Research<p>Attendance in an early childhood program dramatically reduces the chance that a child will need to be placed in pricier special education in …

It's time to end segregation of special education students, professors say

LAWRENCE — The time has finally come to end the separation of special education and general education students, researchers at the University of …